Death of Missing Person

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Death of Missing Person


On November 16, 2018 at approximately 5:16, Blowing Rock Police
Officers responded, along with Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue and
Watauga Medics, to a report of a fall on Greenhill Road in Blowing
Rock. Upon arrival an elderly white male was found deceased off the

The victim has been identified as Milton J. Hayes from Bessemer City North Carolina. Mr.
Hayes was reported missing to the Gaston County Police on November 15th at 9:00 am. A
preliminary investigation, by the Medial Examiner at the scene, indicate that Mr. Hayes may
have died 10 to 12 hours before being discovered by a resident in the area. The cause and
circumstances of Mr. Hayes death is currently under investigation.

Blowing Rock Police is asking for the publics assistance in locating a Maroon 2010 Chevy HHR,
similar to the one pictured below. The vehicle is displaying North Carolina license plate YNV
4602. Mr. Hayes was believed to be driving this vehicle at the time he was reported missing. Any
information may be reported to the Blowing Rock Police Department at 828-295-5210.
Updates will be provided as information becomes available.